Mystic Messenger – Different endings FAQ

Mystic Messenger is like, one of the weirdest games I’ve ever played. Not because the story is weird, no, because the whole setup and interface and requirements and parameters and junk are really gosh darn … innovative. I feel like Cheritz just threw us out to sea without a paddle. x’D

mystic messenger ending guide faq hints
(It’s ok, I’m cool with drowning amidst these hotties. 8D )

So I’m posting here a sort of… spoiler-free guide to what kinds of endings are in the game, and basic hints about what you need to do to get a good end or a bad end or better yet, the other kind of bad end that I couldn’t confirm without the assistance of some other wonderfully helpful players.^^

First, the often asked question of “Why did I get a bad ending?!?! nooo!!!”

Mystic Messenger doesn’t have a status screen that shows you the current affection levels you have with the characters. You do earn hearts, each a different color to indicate which character gave it to you, but those are NOT a perfect indicator of how much likability points you have from them. In fact, some hearts are a sign of “good end affection” and others are for “bad end affection”, and they look identical. @_@ Go figure.

mystic messenger ending guide faq hints
There are also really ugly black, broken hearts in the game. Those are just generally bad all-around. They mean the character has less affection for you. It also takes a heart away from your status bar!

What matters are the choices you make. What kinds of things did you say to the character you are dating? How do you think those words made them feel? Did they, and, just as importantly, the other characters in the room respond happily? Instead of handy-dandy meters or a status bar, we have to ask ourselves this and hope for the best. Personally I found the writing in the chats to be done well enough to give you some clues. And it is ok if you have a couple bad answers, you just have to make sure you don’t have too many. (This game doesn’t require the perfection that Nameless did, thank god.)

“I got a bad end, do I have to start from the beginning?”

Not necessarily. The game has these “Caution” branch points, and it is a good idea to make a save right before those.

mystic messenger caution
Each section of the game is divided by the Caution points. So let’s say you have a save at the Caution at Day 7. Then on Day 9 you hit another Caution, and saved it. But then Day 9 turns into a bad ending! AUGH. Well, rather than start over at Day 1, just open the Day 7 save. You can replay the game from one Caution to the next Caution, and you will always have a chance to get through to the Good Ending. Because, if you didn’t get the Bad End at Day 7, then everything before Day 7 has absolutely no effect what-so-ever on what happens at the Day 9 Caution.

I hope that made sense. The only time you have to start from the beginning is if you don’t have an old save, or you didn’t even make it past Day 5.

“What kinds of endings are in this game?”

There are Good End, Normal End, Bad Story End, and Bad Relationship End. Yeah. Lots of bad endings. Dear god why? D8

To get the Good End you have to, obviously, make it to the end of the route, and have made enough good choices to get past each Caution. To get the Normal End, do the same thing, just don’t have more than 9 guests at the RFA party.

Bad Story Ends are at every Caution point. To get those, you need to actively make a lot of bad choices. like… A LOT. It basically has its own hidden meter. See the first question for details.

Bad Relationship Ends are different. Some Caution points have a BRE, along with the Bad Story End, while some Cautions don’t. To get a BRE, you have to not have enough good choices or “good end affection”, but you also have to avoid making too many bad choices too, because then you get too much “bad end affection”! Easiest way to avoid all that affection? Just skip every chatroom! LOL.

Also, so far I’ve noticed you can make phone calls during Bad Story Ends, but the phone is literally disabled during the BRE. Cheritz made some calls exclusive to Bad Story Ends, but didn’t even bother programming anything at all during BRE (at least for Zen, Jaehee, Yoosung routes).

BRE’s are interesting, but don’t have any CG’s. I honestly and sincerely recommend doing one for Yoosung though. He had a… notably unique BRE at his first Caution point.

Also, since some places don’t have a BRE, you can do an entire section of the game without entering the chat and still pass through towards the good end. After all, you didn’t earn any “bad end affection” right? lol, kind of ridiculous but hey, whatever works I guess.

There are also a few endings to find even before you end up on a character route at the beginning of Day 5.

The very beginning of the game, the Prologue, actually has an ending snuck in there. It happens before you are shown the main game screen (pictured below), so if you make it there, you missed it. Good news is it is easy to just go to the Settings and click on “Start Over” to delete the current game in progress. Don’t worry, it won’t delete your album, save files, nor anything you’ve unlocked.

mystic messenger menu settings

The other early Bad Ending to find is in the Common Route. There is one in the Casual Common route, and a different on in the Deep Common route. It happens when you don’t have enough affection to start a character route. If you got it on accident, you either didn’t earn enough affection, or earned too much affection from the wrong character. Or maybe you had two characters with the same amount. You can only go for Zen, Jaehee, and Yoosung in the Casual Story, and Jumin and 707 are in the Deep Story.

The easiest way to get the Common route bad ends on purpose, is to just ignore the chatrooms. Or you can just earn hearts for the wrong characters (like Jumin during the Casual story) and avoid everyone else’s hearts.

“What about Deep Story and After Stories/Secret End?”

I have absolutely no idea what goes on there, since I have only played the Casual Story. Yup, I haven’t beaten the game yet. Don’t spoil it for me!

“I missed some chat rooms, will I get a bad end?”

You can miss a few, or sometimes a lot, of chatrooms and still make your way along the Good path. It’s all about making enough of the right choices, but you don’t have to make ALL of the right choices. As for how many you can miss… it’s kind of hard to say. In my experience, I was able to get along by getting about 50% of each day completed, but I had to get pretty much every answer in those chats right. Besides, missing that much game time is kind of sad since you miss out on a lot of interaction and character development.

And like I said, I haven’t seen an exact formula on how much affection you need. Just try to get what you can. And if you missed too many and got a bad end, just reload from right before the last Caution, and use some Hourglasses to unlock your missed chats to try and earn more affection. It has been proven that you do earn affection from missed chats that you unlocked with Hourglasses. : )

That’s all I got for now. I hope this was a tiny bit helpful to the players out there. ^^;;

And again, I didn’t beat the game so don’t ask me questions about Jumin or Seven or the Secret Ends. Thank you. ^^

EDIT: For more more guides and help, this post is a collection of helpful links- click here.
mystic messenger ending guide faq hints

Mystic Messenger Party Grade Guide

Hey guys~! I finally had a convenient save file to test out what happens when you do the Final Day’s party with different amounts of guests. The biggest difference is how many guests you have will determine if you get the Good End or the Normal End. Both are fun to watch and give a different CG. : ]

But I was also curious what grades you get for different numbers of guests. I can now post a confirmed chart, with screenshots of the dialogue boxes that appear with your letter grade.

If your guest list has 15 or more people you get an A.
Even if you have over 30 people lol.
mystic messenger party grade

12, 13, and 14 guests gives you a B.

8, 9, 10, and 11 guests gives you a C.

You need 10 guests or more to get the Good End.
Anything below 10 sends you to the Normal End. Kind of odd that Cheritz put the cutoff right in the middle of the same letter grade.

4, 5, 6, 7 guests gives you a D.

And ZERO, 1, 2, 3 guests gives you an F.
You still get the Normal End. The game assumes you still invited some people, just not very many lol.

…and there you have it!
I hope this guide was helpful! It satisfied my curiosity anyways,
haha. ^_^

Vote for English-release of Kenka Bancho Otome!

OH. MY. GAWD!!!! Spread the word guys, and vote for an English-language release of Kenka Bancho Otome!

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GO!!!! vote here!

Spike Chunsoft’s twitter is hosting a vote for a few titles that are being considered for a release on Steam. This is the only mention of a localization of Kenka Bancho Otome we’ve seen, so if you want it, go and vote!! I bet if we make a enough noise, they won’t be able to ignore us!

The vote is pretty close right now, so let’s close the gap and make it a win for otome! : D
Even if it’s not your cup of tea, spreading word and your support is much appreciated~❤

Mystic Messenger ending theme – English ver.

So Mystic Messenger has a pretty English-language ending theme. I’ve decided to share a bit of it~

I felt it was a shame that the game only has the Korean version of the ending theme, so I am uploading the English version. However, it has been edited to match the length of the one found in the game. To listen to entire song you will need to purchase the OST found in the game’s special edition RFA VIP set.

Hopefully Cheritz will make a more affordable soundtrack available soon. They released soundtracks for their previous game, Nameless, several times, so I’m optimistic. If several months go by and Cheritz has made no move to release another OST, then I will consider uploading the opening and ending theme in full.

(Edit: I posted the lyrics to the full song, even though the file plays just the first part.)

“Like the Sun in the Sky”
Composed by DoubleTO
Arranged by DoubleTO
Lyrics by Cheritz
Vocal by Han, Sirius

Like the sun in the sky I’m always here
brightening the world you breath and live in
Anywhere you go you can feel my gentle love

I still remember your face and your smile
As vivid as the blue water

There’s a tree standing alone we promised to
decorate. I can wait ’til you come.

If you ever feel the cold wind and you hide
in your home alone
Look to the sky I am always here with you

Your loneliness can blind you to the joys
of your day
Come out I’m the rays of the sun keeping
your heart calm ever more

You still remember my voice and my scent
As lucid as your dreams last night

I wish the snow from the sky lights up your
windows in winter and fills you up with hope
once again.

If you ever feel the cold wind and you hide
in your home alone
Look to the sky I am always here with you

Your loneliness can blind you to the joys
of your day
Come out I’m the rays of the sun keeping
your heart calm ever more

(Instrumental)

All the things that you said to hurt me again
I know that it’s just not who you really are
No matter what you do I will keep shining
towards you like the bright sun above

If you ever feel the cold wind and you hide
in your home alone
Look to the sky I am always here with you

Your loneliness can blind you to the joys
of your day
Come back to my arms I am still standing
here for you

…Forever

~

Feel free to share the lyrics, but please don’t remove the song’s credits at the beginning. Those guys should be properly credited for making a pretty song. : )

Mystic Messenger opening theme lyrics

Hey guys, I transcribed the lyrics for the opening theme to Cheritz’s new game, Mystic Messenger. Feel free to share and re-post this, but please don’t remove the song’s credits at the beginning. Those guys should be properly credited for making a cool song. : )

cheritz, mystic messenger, soundtrack, ost, lyrics, opening, cd
by the way this is a quick snapshot of the inside of the jewel case, the back-paper behind the CDs.❤

Also, do not ask me to upload the full song online. If several months go by and Cheritz makes no effort to sell another soundtrack, then I will share it. You can listen to the first half of the song on their Youtube video. But it’s worth it to listen to the whole thing, so lets hope they make it available for purchase later on for those that don’t have the money for the beautiful, and expensive, VIP Gamer Package.

Anyways, enjoy singing along to this upbeat song~! ^_^

“Mysterious Messenger”
Composed by DoubleTO
Arranged by DoubleTO
Guitar by Namhoon Gwon
Lyrics by Cheritz
Vocal by Han

(I just got your messages)
Every morning I wake up to the same sweet sound
Picking up my cell phone that’s been ringing

Wondering what’s new? What have I missed?
I was offline
Anyway I will end up hearing your story

How are you doing today?
Same questions every single day
Please know that I’m not good at asking you.

Your face lights up laughing from the jokes
I’ve made
You would never guess that I am suspicious

(Ticktok Ticktok time is running out.
What are you doing now?)
I don’t know where you are,
Don’t even know your name
They think I’m crazy. My heartbeat goes up.
Words cannot express my love for you.

Did you get mysterious messages?
It’s a piece of the puzzle.
The letters are the only clues to solving
hidden mysteries

Did you get mysterious messages?
If you can feel the trace, that is me. Call me out
I’ve been watching you from the start

Remember yesterday how we texted on and
on and on
I have never met someone so pure like you

Imagine something new that is fully out of
this world
You and me let’s marry in the space station

(Mystical Messages)
Mystic clue of this puzzle

(Mystical Messenger)
It’s too dangerous, Don’t come close
You think I’m crazy. My heartbeat goes up.
No matter what I must follow my heart.

Did you get mysterious messages?
It’s a piece of the puzzle.
The letters are the only clues to solving
hidden mysteries

Did you get mysterious messages?
If you can feel the trace, that is me. Call me out
I’ve been watching you from the start

(Instrumental)

Someone set us up to play in this secret game
(Keep it cool, Don’t react) Trust in your judgement
Did you see the messages I’ve been sending you?
Open your eyes, see the light

Don’t fall for any of his party invites.

Did you get mysterious messages?
It’s a piece of the puzzle.
The letters are the only clues to solving
hidden mysteries

If you get mysterious messages, stand by me
hold my hand, don’t lose hope, you know why
I will never leave you alone

(I also posted a sample and lyrics for the ending theme here link.)

New add-ons for Beast Master & Prince Kickstarter

For anyone that likes visual novels or otome games (like Hakuoki and Amnesia) you should definitely check out the kickstarter for Beastmaster and Prince (Moujuutsukai to Oujisama) !

beast master and prince kickstarter otome english translation

The game is quality visual novel, and the english release will actually include content from not only the first game but the fandisk as well! There’s a lot of good artwork and fun minigames to be had, so please support!
Even if you aren’t interested in the game, just a dollar to support the visual novel community would be really appreciated too. : D

For those wishing for better add-on’s to the backer tiers, they just posted some nice stuff. It’s really great for those that want to get a physical copy of the soundtrack CD or the artbook in physical print, among other things. : )

beast master and prince kickstarter otome english translation

I myself really like the pillow covers… I am thinking they are like dakimakura~ x3 so i could hug one of the hotties, or hang it like a wall scroll.

beast master and prince kickstarter otome english translation

Spread the word about this kickstarter! Thanks!

Unboxing Kanato & Shuu – Union Creative figures

They came in the mail yesterday!! And dear lord the parcel was HUGE. (It didn’t help I had Alter’s 1/8 Archer in there too, hehe.) btw important announcement at the bottom of this post. please notice! orz

Like seriously! these boxes are a bit over a foot tall! They look nice, but man they are big.

diabolik lovers kanato shuu union creative menshdge figure

Honestly, I like this type better than window-box display. I want big pictures, not some hard-to-see-thru-layers-of-plastic nonsense. I wish these had official artwork from the game though. Well, at least they aren’t tainted by the anime renditions (not that the anime looks bad! I really like it! I’m just so picky with printed art.)

diabolik lovers kanato shuu union creative menshdge figure

The front opens, um, like a door. If that makes any sense.

diabolik lovers kanato shuu union creative menshdge figure

I lifted them out of the box and pulled off the top clear case. The bases are to the left of each one.

diabolik lovers kanato shuu union creative menshdge figure

diabolik lovers kanato shuu union creative menshdge figure

Yup, weird triangle bases. Kanato’s has four pegs, and Shuu’s has two pegs. Also that’s Shuu’s jacket. It slips on and off easily, really cool!

Ok well, here they are~

diabolik lovers kanato shuu union creative menshdge figure
And omg omg- ERMAHGERD! I was SHOCKED at how much more I liked them in real life.

I really anticipated these figures, but was still a little unsure if they’d look as awesome as my other scales. My stupid photos don’t really do them justice (they really don’t! For some reason their shirts look a little blue but they aren’t.) They style feels different than how Alter does their figures, but I think they are just as impressive!

diabolik lovers kanato shuu union creative menshdge figure

There’s a lot of little details, like the seams and simulated stitching and stuff. I like how they took the time to give them different skintones, since Kanato is supposed to be noticeably pale. They even painted their fingernails?!

diabolik lovers kanato shuu union creative menshdge figure

diabolik lovers kanato shuu union creative menshdge figure

It’s a shame Union couldn’t add in the cord that should go from the mp3 player on his choker to his ear. He’s obviously supposed to be holding an earbud, like the official artwork.

diabolik lovers kanato shuu

So pretty… I’m glad Union used the game’s art as a reference. They obviously used the anime as a reference as well, and I can’t really blame them. It’s hard taking something that’s 2D and making it 3D, especially when the source artwork is really traditional with a lot of complicated shading. The anime has pretty consistent imagery of the characters from many angles, makes it easier I think. These figures are a pretty good mix of both influences.🙂

And now some pics of them together! Yay!

diabolik lovers kanato shuu union creative menshdge figure

diabolik lovers kanato shuu union creative menshdge figure

diabolik lovers kanato shuu union creative menshdge figure

Oh and Kanato’s bear can be shifted out of his arms. Actually, I had to move it to get the packing plastic out. Teddy (not pictured, oops) looks pretty good on his own despite having the necessary indentations.

diabolik lovers kanato shuu union creative menshdge figure

I kind of want to make him hold a watermelon or something…

wait a minute…

I have an idea-

diabolik lovers kanato shuu union creative menshdge figure

AHEM. Moving on. >.>

Where was I? Oh yeah, I was also surprised by how big the figures themselves were. Union didn’t really list a scale, and I didn’t look at the height in cm ahead of time.

diabolik lovers kanato shuu union creative menshdge figure uta no prince

DEFINITELY NOT 1/8 SCALE OMG. Look at how they tower over my Uta no Prince 1/8 scales! The idols have been dwarfed! X’D

So are they kind of like 1/7 then? I dunno but they look good from across my room. Even amidst all the clutter and stuff I keep on my dresser. ^_^

diabolik lovers kanato shuu union creative menshdge figure

YAY MORE CUTIES TO THE PILE!!! XDD

diabolik lovers kanato shuu union creative menshdge figure

diabolik lovers kanato shuu union creative menshdge figure

So that’s the Diabolik Lovers figures of Kanato and Shuu Sakamaki, brought to us by Union Creative in their mensHdge line. Here’s hoping they sold well enough to get more characters ;_;

diabolik lovers kanato shuu reiji subaru laito ayato

SERIOUSLY NEED.
You can email them too and they reply in english.
info@union-creative . jp (without spaces of course)